As a guest on The Ellen Show, singer Gwen Stefani probably expected plenty of laughs – comedian and host Ellen DeGeneres is famous for her humor, after all. But by the end of her interview, Stefani found herself in tears because of something unexpected that DeGeneres had said.
Music was always a part of Gwen Stefani’s life. While growing up in Anaheim, California, her parents introduced her to the works of folk superstar Bob Dylan and country legend Emmylou Harris. Later, her older brother Eric played her British 2 Tone tunes that blended ska music with punk.
And it was Eric who would give Stefani her chance to become a musical superstar. In 1986 he started putting together his own ska group called No Doubt, and he invited his little sister to be a backing singer in the band.